|Born||December 6th, 1900 |
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
|Died||April 30th, 1974 |
Rochester, Minnesota, United States
|Productions||The Magnificent Ambersons as Fanny Minafer |
Summer Holiday as Cousin Lily
Viva Las Vegas as Miss Hattie
The Pink Jungle as Eleanor West (original cast)
How the West Was Won as Rebecca Prescott
What's the Matter with Helen? as Sister Alma
Charlotte's Web as The Goose
Gigi as Aunt Alicia
|Recordings||Charlotte's Web (film soundtrack) |
Gigi (original cast recording)
Agnes Moorehead was an American actress.
Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, she joined the St. Louis Municipal Opera Company and studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, before beginning to work on radio. It was here that she met Orson Welles, whom she would work with on a number of occasions, notably receiving an Academy Award nomination for her work on his film The Magnificent Ambersons. She also appeared in the theatre in Don Juan in Hell and on radio in Suspense.
In addition to her mostly dramatic roles, Moorehead would also give lighter and comic performances, as Mrs. Snow in Pollyanna, and as the waspish Eudora on the long-running series Bewitched.
Moorehead passed away in 1974.
Moorehead sang a number of times both on the stage and screen, beginning with her early role in The Magnificent Ambersons, and singing brief snippets in films including Summer Holiday. She appeared as Eleanor West in the short-lived musical The Pink Jungle.
- The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo
- Our Home Town
- The Stanley Steamer
- The Gal with the Yaller Shoes
- Home in the Meadow
- What a Friend We Have in Jesus (solo)
- A Fair is a Veritable Schmorgasboard-orgasboard-orgasboard (duet)
- It's a Bore (reprise)(duet)
- The Contract (contains solo lines)